Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Constructor James TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.5.1703B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Plymouth' (1705) (60)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen752Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck139' 6"Imperial Feet42.3711 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen741 4994Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 525 Imperial Pound ( 238.0875 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Falcon

7.1679Broadside Weight = 523 Imperial Pound ( 237.1805 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin Drake

1694Broadside Weight = 380 Imperial Pound ( 172.3301 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1696Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.6553 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker Cutts
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660260 BWAS-1603
1666280 BWAS-1603
1689340Establishment for war abroadB032
1689270Establishment for war at homeB032
1689210Peace time establishmentB032

27 Ship Commanders

1654 - 1657Captain Richard Stayner (1625-1662)B1681659 - 1660Captain Edward WitheridgeBWAS-160314.6.1660 - 24.8.1660Captain John Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-160325.8.1660 - 17.9.1661Captain Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160326.6.1664 - 15.6.1665Vice-Admiral Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160311.6.1665 - 24.2.1665/66Captain John Jefferies (d.1666)B05125.2.1665/66 - 7.6.1666Captain Roger Miller (d.1666)BWAS-16038.6.1666 - 8.11.1667Captain John Lloyd (d.1672)B0511668Captain William BasseTRN213.5.1668 - 13.6.1668Captain John Hubbard (d.1668)B05111.1.1671/72 - 25.2.1671/72Captain William Poole (d.bef.1689)B05111.3.1671/72 - 7.6.1672Captain Roger Strickland (1640-1717)B0519.6.1672 - 6.7.1673Captain Richard Le Neve (d.1673)BWAS-16037.7.1673 - 27.7.1674Captain Anthony YoungBWAS-16039.4.1677 - 11.7.1679AdmiralSir John Narborough (1640-1688)BWAS-16033.8.1688 - 1.1.1690/91Captain Richard Carter (d.1692) TransferedBWAS-16031691 - 1692Captain John MaineBWAS-16031693 - 7.1693Captain John Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-16037.1693 - 18.1.1694/95Captain James Killigrew (d.1694/95)BWAS-16031.2.1694/95 - 12.12.1695Captain Charles Cornewall (1669-1718) TransferedBWAS-16038.9.1696 - 1.5.1699Captain John Jennings (1664-1743) Transfered ADM 6/4/23ADM 6/42.5.1699 - 9.2.1700/1CaptainSir Henry Robinson (d.1701) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160310.2.1700/1 - 9.4.1701Captain Peter Pickard (d.1701/2) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/610.4.1701 - 18.4.1701Captain John Munden (d.1718/19) ADM 6/6/87ADM 6/619.4.1701 - 20.11.1701Captain Robert Kirktown (d.1718) ADM 6/6/89BWAS-160321.11.1701 - 14.1.1702/3Captain Robert Kirktown (d.1718) Transfered ADM 6/6/122ADM 6/616.1.1702/3 - 2.4.1703CaptainThe Hon. Peregrine Bertie (d.1709) Transfered ADM 6/14/78ADM 6/7

2 Flag Officers

11.8.1664 - 1664Commodore Thomas Allin (1612-1685)B051aft.30.6.1701 - 1701Rear-Admiral of the Blue Stafford Fairborne (d.1716)BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers

1660Lieutenant Richard James (d.1679/80)B0511664 - 1665Lieutenant John Utber (d.1665)B0511664 - 1665Lieutenant Philemon Bacon (d.1666)B0511665Lieutenant Robert Werden (d.1673)B0511672Second Lieutenant Henry Priestman (1647-1712)W0143.5.1677 - 16.9.1677Lieutenant Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707) ADM 8/1/83ODNBc.1.9.1696 - c.9.5.1699First Lieutenant John Jephcott Transfered ADM 1/5257/31ADM 1/525710.5.1699 - 22.3.1699/1700First Lieutenant John Martin ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 11.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant Samuel Oates ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/512.2.1700/1 - 22.4.1701First Lieutenant Thomas Tomkins (d.1722) Transfered ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/612.2.1700/1 - 22.4.1701Second Lieutenant John Lambert (d.1739) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/623.4.1701 - 4.5.1703First Lieutenant John Lambert (d.1739) ADM 6/6/91ADM 6/623.4.1701 - 14.7.1701Second Lieutenant Francis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/6/91ADM 6/615.7.1701 - 4.5.1703Second Lieutenant Thomas Fettiplace (d.1712) ADM 6/14/108ADM 6/6

1 Warrant Officer

19.5.1678 - 1.7.1679Master Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)ADM 7

5 Petty Officers

14.11.1690 - 15.1.1692/93Midshipman Joseph Joyner (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/36ADM 107/12.3.1692/93 - 29.4.1694Volunteer-per-order Covill Mayne (c.1674-1746) Transfered ADM 107/1/98ADM 107/117.6.1701 - 18.8.1701Volunteer-per-orderThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/6/103ADM 6/61702 - 15.1.1702/3Volunteer-per-order John Symonds ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 4.5.1703Volunteer-per-order Charles Bromsted ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/7

1 Crewman

21.10.1696 - 19.12.1698Able Seaman Thomas Savage Transfered ADM 107/2/36ADM 107/2

Service History

4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
1656In company with Speaker (50) and Bridgewater (52) attacked a Spanish West Indies fleet of 8 vessels, two were sunk, two run ashore and two takenBWAS-1603
22.2.1655/56Became Flagship of a squadron of six vessels left to blockade Tunis (Plymouth, Kentish (46) , Newcastle (44) , Foresight (34) , Taunton (40) and Mermaid (24) )BWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1659Operations in the Sound
1660In the Downs, later sailed to the Levant
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.9.1665Action of 1665-09-03
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1672At Tangier and in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674Paid offBWAS-1603
9.4.1677Recommissioned as Flagship on the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.1678Action of 1678-11
5.1679Returned homeBWAS-1603
7.1679Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
8.1.1695Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1694/95Took the Ship of the Line Le Trident (52) off Pantelleria
27.1.1697Took the Frégate Légère Le Concorde (14) BWAS-1603
5.2.1697Action of 1697-02-05
5.2.1697Took the Ship Le Nouveau Cherbourg (36) BWAS-1603
5.2.1697Took the Frigate Le Dauphin (28) BWAS-1603
7.1699Guard duty at Plymouth until paid offBWAS-1603

Last entry in captain's log book.

ADM 6/14


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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